Gairloch Youngsters Create Urban Artworks
Last week young people from Gairloch enjoyed a free 4 day Urban Art workshop led by French street artist Marc Delaye. With his assistance the participants designed and painted 6 murals and made a new outdoor sign for the den youth café, learning about perspective, colour, volume, outlines, vanishing points and lettering as they worked.
The event follows on from a successful public art workshop held in Kinlochewe earlier in the year. Due to the amont of interest it was decided to progress this initial workshop into a 4 day workshop as part of the Wester Ross Summer Activity Programme.
The Highland Council’s Gairloch Youth Work Team successfully applied to Youthlink Scotland for funding to enable this and other new activities to take place in the area over the summer.
Fiona Downie Youth Development Officer for the area said: “Everyone got involved right from the design stages. Participants had to conduct some research and choose which style they liked best, then collectively as a group they chose what colours and images to use. Everyone worked well together and produced high quality work in such a short timescale it was terrific to see everyone develop their art skills and work part of a team.”